46-year-old man arrested following police chase in Douglas County

Lawrence, KANSAS – According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, his name is Steven Drake and he was taken into custody on Thursday.

The 46-year-old man is now charged with multiple charges: aggravated assault of law enforcement officer; criminal damage to property; distribute opiate, opium, narcotic, certain stimulant; flee or attempt to elude and driving while license canceled/suspended/revoked.

Right before 6 a.m. Thursday, DCSO deputies attempted to stop a vehicle after the driver initially sped away from a marked vehicle through a residential neighborhood.

The 46-year-old driver was unable to make a turn in the 2100 block of Kentucky St. and hit two parked cars.

Drake reportedly suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

He was later bookend into the Douglas County Jail.

This incident remains under investigation.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.